Sometimes dental caries, also known as dental cavities, can attack your teeth and alter your oral health. At this point, it’s important to call Concept Dental as soon as possible and schedule an appointment with Dr. Szilard Zombor to get your smile treated right away. If the tooth decay is caught at an early stage, there is a chance your dentist can restore the tooth with an amalgam dental filling.
An amalgam filling in Lynnwood, Washington, is a strong dental metal that is typically used to restore teeth in the back of the mouth. This is because it is strong and it helps the teeth withstand chewing forces. When you come into our office to place the filling, you can expect the following steps:
First, your dentist will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. This will help you stay comfortable during your treatment. Once you can’t feel a thing in your mouth, your dentist will use a special instrument, like air abrasion, a dental drill, or a dental laser, to remove the infected enamel.
Second, your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth to restore the tooth’s full health. If the decay was near the tooth’s root, your dentist will take measures to protect the nerve. Once this is done, he will fill the tooth with the amalgam filling.
Third, your dentist will harden, finish, and polish the dental filling. Then, he will make sure it fits perfectly in your tooth so you have natural-feeling results.
If you have any questions about the treatments we provide at our office, please don’t be afraid to call our office at 425-697-3907 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be thrilled to talk with you and teach you all you need to know about our excellent dental care!